Transfer news: Cristiano Ronaldo dismisses any hope of making a return to Manchester United, saying he wants to finish his career at Real Madrid
Portuguese forward claims to be '100 per cent happy' at the Bernabeu
Friday 22 November 2013
Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed any hope of a return to Manchester United, saying that he wants to finish his career at Real Madrid.
There had been reports that the forward wanted to leave the La Liga giants over the summer, but he says he now feels settled at Madrid, where he has scored a staggering 225 goals in 216 matches.
Before Ronaldo signed his new contract at the Bernabeu over the summer, making him the highest paid player in the world, the Portugal international was briefly linked with becoming David Moyes’ first major signing, but he now says he wants to see out his deal, which ends in 2018.
"Right now, I feel as though I want to finish my career here because I'm very happy," he told Spanish radio station COPE.
"I love living in Madrid, playing at the best club in the world and I can't ask for more. When things are good, when you're settled and motivated to do well, you worry less about the future.
"This is my fifth season at Real. It’s hard to reach the people at the Bernabeu to start with. The truth is that I didn’t feel as though I had found my place on the field in the first few years. But then I realised that maybe it was me who was wrong. Now I’m 100 per cent happy."
The Portugal international added: "It’s like a dream every time I go to the Bernabeu, the people really love me. I want to stay here for many years to come and see out my contract, there’s no other club like Real."
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